3 Final Choices
Although I considered the idea of a gondolier-style shirt (because Jenson lived and worked in Venice, and his Roman typeface is sometimes called Venetian Type), the difficulty of coming up with a design to go on a striped shirt stymied me. I also considered printing the design on a neck scarf, but that didn’t remind me of something a fellow designer would want to wear.
Having said this, I decided on three designs to be printed on plain t-shirts. The first one celebrates Jenson’s sculptural sensitivity, the second replicates his typographer’s mark, and the third is simply a pun on Roman (“Roman type wasn’t built in a day,” with a hammer).
I am leaning towards the first one. Colors would likely be either steel gray (like stone) and black, or dark red and golden yellow after the Venetian flag.